The Nashville Post recently featured a report on the lawsuit filed by Lieff Cabraser on behalf of inmates who allege they received inadequate medical care while incarcerated at facilities run by Tennessee-based prison operator CoreCivic.
According to the complaint, named plaintiff Anthony Hickey suffered multiple serious injuries during his time at CoreCivic-run Trousdale Turner Correctional Center, including a crushed left hip and femur. After each injury, Hickey claims correctional officers denied his requests for care, waiting days and sometimes even months before getting him the help he so desperately needed.
The Post’s report included an interview with Lieff Cabraser partner Christoper E. Coleman, lead attorney on the case.
“They have a practice or policy of chronically understaffing Trousdale with the obvious result that people are not able to get the medical care they need” Coleman said. “Whether this is deliberate neglect or simply they’re just stretched so thin with a tiny staff and lots of prisoners that they can’t do it. Either way, they’re not fulfilling their obligations under the Constitution.”
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